Throughout her debut novel, a haunting portrayal of faith, R.O. Kwon's writing stuns, but her characters are problematic.
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and contributing critics offer their views on new novels, short story collections and nonfiction.
Our book critic rushes around to 19 Seattle-area bookstores in one day, and calls it the perfect day
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times arts critic, visited 19 different Seattle-area bookstores in one go for Independent Bookstore Day.
Novelist/essayist Nicholson Baker (“The Mezzanine,” “Vox,” “The Anthologist”) writes of his three months as an on-call schoolteacher in rural Maine.
This month’s new crime-fiction offerings take place in 1880s New York, present-day Vermont and Florida — and right here in Seattle.
Authors Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec spent a year documenting their daily lives through postcards, exchanging them and eventually collecting and publishing them in the...
In his new book, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy,” Mike Love uses the memoir form to attempt to settle some scores.
Four different stories of Chinese Americans — some historical, some fictional — blend effectively in a vibrant postmodern novel.
The author of “Sag Harbor” and “John Henry Days” returns with “The Underground Railroad,” a tragic, profound adventure story about a slave girl in 19th-century...
Moon is the only travel publisher that puts out a general-interest guidebook devoted exclusively to the Evergreen State, author says.
In “Ghost Talkers,” Mary Robinette Kowal takes the real-life tragedy of World War I and infuses it with the fantastic. A medium working for British...
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